Originally built by the Ollie family prior to 1910, the Lighthouse Inn's unique history includes a speakeasy nestled in it's basement during prohibition. The alcohol consumed by it's patrons was brought in illegally from across the North Channel of the St. Clair River. Bootleggers secretly awaited in the reeds off Dickinson Island until signaled, via lights from the upstairs balcony, that the channel was free from law enforcement boats. The Canadian liquor was then brought to the boathouse at the end of the dock under cover of darkness. To the right you can see the original bars on the basement windows. The stainless steel plates covering them concealed the "Speak Easy" activities.
Accommodation Type:Inns / B&Bs